18 of the finest Essex Irish / Folk Bands to hire for your events.
These are the perfect Traditional Irish / Folk Bands for weddings, corporate events & parties in Essex, locally sourced by our entertainment experts. Find the best Essex Traditional Irish / Folk Bands only at Alive Network, the UK's biggest entertainment agency.
5 stars - Rakish Paddy are Highly Recommended18 Reviews Number of members: 4London
A lively ceilidh band featuring brilliant musicians and an inspiring caller. Performing traditional Irish, Scottish & Country music, Rakish Paddy will bring a marvellous atmosphere to any party or gathering!...
5 stars - The Shanty Buoys are Highly Recommended4 Reviews Number of members: 4Suffolk
The Shanty Buoys are a wandering acoustic group home-brewed in rural Suffolk with an unmistakably bold and original harmonic sound covering folk, sea shanties ('The Wellerman'!) and acoustic folk covers of contemporary songs and '90s classics....
5 stars - Accordionist Cailin are Highly Recommended14 Reviews Number of members: 1London
Performing traditional songs from around the world, Accordionist Cailin has an impressive resume of Festival & TV appearances, as well as previous clients including Princess Anne, Sting, Jamie Oliver & Guy Ritchie!...
5 stars - The Foggy Dudes are Highly Recommended14 Reviews Number of members: 2Suffolk
A lively Irish Duo performing traditional Irish music & songs from The Dubliners, Pogues, other traditional and Irish country artists. With a repertoire including jigs, reels, hornpipes & polkas, The Foggy Dudes are sure to have everyone on their feet!...
5 stars - The Irish Ceilidh Band are Highly Recommended8 Reviews Number of members: 4Vale of Glamorgan
Introducing you to real Irish Ceilidh; guaranteed to get your feet stomping! This high energy 4-piece band features an array of traditional instruments from the fiddle, whistles and the Irish Bodhran! Complete with outstanding musicianship, warm wit and Irish charm, The Irish Ceilidh Band have entertained crowds across the UK!...
From a solo show with professionally recorded backing tracks, right up to a fully live 7-piece band, Countrified provide an unforgettable evening of both classic and modern Country Music. From Johnny Cash, through the years to Brooks and Dunn, Dolly Parton and Shania Twain, there are songs to suit every age and event that will leave you feeling like you're at the The Grand Ole Opry....
5 stars - Lord Strange are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 3London
Lord Strange are a striking instrumental folk trio that perform traditional tunes from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Scandinavia, America & more! With a flexible repertoire & a caller also available, Lord Strange are perfect for all types of events!...
5 stars - The Celtic Mandolin Man are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 1Suffolk
Taking you on a journey around England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland, The Celtic Mandolin Man performs haunting Celtic aires to lively jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas & more. Previous clients include Sandringham Estate, St Peters Cultural Venue & Rural Pastimes at Euston Park....
5 stars - Traditional Duo are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 2London
The Traditional Duo are an instrumental Celtic fiddle & guitar duo specialising in traditional music for your special event. Upbeat & feel-good, Traditional Duo cover lively Irish, Scottish or English tunes, or some slower Celtic pieces & waltzes....
5 stars - Artys Party are Highly Recommended53 Reviews Number of members: 3Swansea
A lively group of musicians including a Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominee. Arty’s Party play Irish singalong standards. You can dance the night away to the ceilidh calling dance tunes such as the Seige of Ennis, the Gay Gordons, Strip the Willow....
5 stars - Hazelwood are Highly Recommended3 Reviews Number of members: 4Hampshire
Southampton based barn dance band Hazelwood are the band for your event. Hazelwood play a mixture of English, Irish, Scottish and American styles of music suitable for club/works socials, wedding receptions, fund raisers. 3 Piece band plus caller....
Ceilidh Cools' bringing Ceilidh back and they are up for the craic! Come all ye lasses & rogues, strap in your brogues and step out for the Ceilidh. The liveliest Irish & Scottish folk band in the UK! (Barn dancing caller available)...
5 stars - Amhran are Highly Recommended2 Reviews Number of members: 2Cardiff
A lively and professional duo performing the very best Irish tunes! With warm wit and the Irish party spirit, Amhran are the perfect choice for any occasion! Previous clients include Cheltenham Race Festival, Robert Smith from The Cure, International Folk Festival in Guernsey, Welsh Rugby Union & more!...
Country Cools' boots are made for walkin' and they ain't just honky-talkin'! They get your gusts buckled-up & ready to hoedown in no time. The liveliest country & western band in the UK! (Line dancing caller available)...
5 stars - The Banjo Guy are Highly Recommended7 Reviews Number of members: 1Cornwall
An award winning & highly experienced Banjo player providing fun & unique entertainment! From exciting foot tapping bluegrass to interpretations of Jazz, Blues & Romantic pieces, The Banjo Guy is musically versatile & ready to entertain at any occasion!...
5 stars - Mario Lee (Accordionist) are Highly Recommended5 Reviews Number of members: 1Devon
With a wealth of music from around the globe, Mario Lee has entertained audiences with a dazzling display of virtuosity. From Greek to Russian, sing-along to classical, standards to easy listening, why not try a night's entertainment with a difference?...
5 stars - The Whiskey Priests are Highly Recommended4 Reviews Number of members: 5Staffordshire
The Whiskey Priests are a good time band bringing you the luck, charm and talent of the Irish! Performing live sets bursting with soul, joy and real musicianship, The Whiskey Priests perform songs from The Dubliners, The Pogues, The Waterboys and tons more!...
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The Foggy Dudes
5 stars - The Foggy Dudes are Highly Recommended
“Wow, what a brilliant band!! Highly recommended, they had everyone up dancing for 3 hours solid. The band took lots of requests and were great fun too. Really friendly band, up for...”
Niamh B booked The Foggy Dudes for their Wedding in Essex
The Foggy Dudes
5 stars - The Foggy Dudes are Highly Recommended
“Thank you so much for being brilliant. Everyone had such a great time. Everyone really enjoyed the music and I hope to see you again. Really great!”
Kez R booked The Foggy Dudes for their Wedding at The Fat Cat in Essex
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How much do Essex Irish / Folk Bands cost?
Irish / Folk Bands in Essex cost from £199 to £1528. The average price in 2022 was £712. Prices vary depending on experience, demand, size of act, travel costs and the specs of the equipment provided. Artists travelling into Essex from further away will usually charge more than a local act due to travel time and fuel costs.
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